We are in search of another board member! We are accepting applications for an open position on the Academy’s Board of Directors. Interested individuals should contact Stan Rathbun, board liaison, at email@example.com.
Judith Kell – President
Judy, a 26 year resident of Norton Shores, is a graduate of Western Michigan University with an MPA degree. She works in health care administration. Some of the organizations she is involved in include the Greater Muskegon Women’s Club and the Senior Activities Committee of Muskegon County. She’s also coordinator for the Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore. Judy believes Muskegon County will prosper from having an educated workforce and citizenry, and that their school can contribute to the county’s economic growth and development by providing the best possible education for their students.
Heidi Kejonen – Vice President
Heidi is a mother of 3 children attending MMAEC, and works as a Life Insurance specialist at Gerber Life Insurance. She has been licensed for and worked in the life and health insurance field for 15 years. She believes in the power of the Montessori education and was excited to see a tuition-free option for West Michigan children. She has organized several charity events to raise money for Camp Anew, a camp for grieving children. Heidi believes in the power of positive thinking and the benefits of a great attitude towards life. She enjoys watching her boys play sports and her daughter dance. She also enjoys motorcycle riding and cooking with her husband of 10 years.
Lenore Wieschowski – Secretary
Laurie graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associates’ degree. She has lived in Muskegon for over 4 years and works in the field of horticulture. Among being a part of Community enCompass and McLaughlin Community Fellowship, she also has a granddaughter that attends here. Laurie’s choice for joining Muskegon Montessori Academy of Environmental Change parallels some of MMAEC’s own values, such as a love for protecting the environment, healthy eating, and making conscientious choices. She desires to help Muskegon youth thrive, and it is also the school of choice for her family.